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Jul 13, 2011 2:00pm PDT
for an investigation of rupert murdoch's media empire as the company pays a new price for its phone hacking scandal. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what if anything emerges from this meeting? consider the very dire warnings from the chairman of the federal reserve. ben bernanke using very strong words today, telling congress that the global financial system would be thrown into enormous disarray. that's a direct quote, if the u.s. treasury is deadbeat on its debt. >> ff we went so far as to default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. the treasury security is view as the most safest and liquid in the world. it's the foundation for much of our financial system
Jul 20, 2011 1:00am PDT
-out quarter. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch and his son faced certain questions from uk legislators. now the phone hacking saga rolls on with a new parliamentary report saying murdoch's news international, quote, deliberately tried to obstruct a police investigation into the now defunct "news of the world". in the meantime, prime minister david cameron is getting ready to make an emergency statement on this crisis after flying back early from a trade trip to south africa. >>> many of us here in hong kong watched that testimony and we stayed up pretty late to watch it. rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of phone hacking at the "news of the world," but it was his son james who actually did most of the talking, intervening when his father seemed at a loss for words. it was murdoch's wife wendy who intervened in a very different way. dan rivers has the details for us. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: this was how rupert murdoch started. despite his apparent contrition, he surely had no idea what was about to literally hit him. wh
Jul 13, 2011 3:00pm EDT
today the inmates are truly running this asylum, and no deal for you. media mogul rupert murdoch abandons his bid to control one of the world's largest tv networks. ahead, why one senator believes the phone hacking scandal will definitely hit murdoch's american empire. and terror strikes one of the world's financial centers. who is behind three large coordinated explosions that turned city streets into a scene of utter carnage? we're live with the very latest. we are just an hour away from today's latest round of debt talks with growing pessimism setting the stage for a long shot republican escape hatch. in a sign of just how fractured the gop has become, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell has proposed giving the president sweeping new powers to lift the debt limit absent of any congressional approval. administration officials and senate majority leader harry reid praised mr. mcconnell for showing a serious effort to avoid a default. >> he's spent a great deal of time working on this, senator mcconnell did. i commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal. it's somethin
Jul 7, 2011 1:00am PDT
david cameron, and the culture secretary on either side of rupert murdoch. the pressure is rising on the media mogul. it was britain's worst peacetime act of terrorism. but now, there are concerns that families of those killed on 7/7, in 2005, were also eavesdropped upon by the british tabloid, "news of the world." graham lost his son, david, in the attack. and says his phone may have been hacked by reporters. >> the thought that somebody may have been listening to me begging for david to phone home. i thought we were in a dark place and i didn't think anybody could make it darker. but i'm proved wrong. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal is so shocking, it's prompted an emergency debate in britain's parliament. >> it's make the public. and i feel so appalled by what's happened. murder victims, terrorist victims, who had their phones hacked. that's why there's a full police investigation, with all of the powers they need. we have the inquiries to get to the bottom of what went wrong. >> reporter: it's put former "news of the world" editor, rebecca brooks under incredible pressu
Jul 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
that scotland yard has made an arrest in the scandal that has rocked rupert murdoch's media empire and yet another remainor how serious the hacking investigation is. london's top police officer faces a public grilling today. dan rivers is on that for us. dan, what do you think? >> reporter: paul stevenson, the top policeman in the uk, is being questioned at the moment by the metropolitan police authority. particularly coming under pressure because, this morning, they arrested a former deputy editor i "the news of the world" neil wallace, arrest number nine as part of this and the other inquiry into corrupt or bribing police officials for information. now, the important thing is here is already we know one of the senior policemen in scotland yard john yates has already admitted having lunches with neil wallace, the man now arrested. a lot of pressure on one senior policeman, john yates, therefore, top pleasure on the top policemen. rupert and james murdoch are hounded in the people behind the building me to come and appear and justify what happened in their newspapers. james murdoch saying
Jul 14, 2011 2:00am PDT
that brought down -- that is bringing down parts of rupert murdoch's news empire. i'll get you more on that in just a moment. i wish i could say there's big news about the debt ceiling talks. i can't tell you that. there's more drama than dealing going on in d.c. right now. a fifth round of talks is set for today. but yesterday didn't go so well. house republicans called for a short-term extension and house majority leader eric cantor says this is what the president said in response. quote, don't call my bluff, eric. and then he walked out a few minutes later. president obama said all along he'd veto any short-term measure. ed administration says failure to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by august 2nd could trigger a partial default on the part of the united states. thanks to that debt ceiling issue and the possibility of default you're on notice. i'm on notice. everyone from maine to san diego is on in. moody's investor services, the debt rating agency plans to review the nation's aaa bond rating and might downgrade it from stable to negative. standard & poors has the u.s. b
Jul 15, 2011 1:00pm EDT
much. happy friday to you. >>> coming up next, rupert murdoch's not having such a great friday. his grand apology tour and the big shakeup in his empire. >>> here at home some shocking facts about all that hype of violent crime on the u.s.-mexico border. "a usa today" exclusive paints a "a usa today" exclusive paints a very different picture.y? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. and try our deliciously refreshing v8 v-fusion + tea. ♪ but it just ♪ tes like fruit. ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. he needs some gellin'. yeahhhhhhh. gellin' is like having a teeny tiny foot masseuse in your shoe. you like ? nice ! dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles. outrageous comfort, all-day long. say i'm missing england. i type in e-n-g... and he gives me a variety of options. would you like to have a look at a map, my lad? ah, why not? shall we check on the status of your knighthood? yes. again? yes, again, please! thank you. with my digital manservant, i'll never be ho
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're goi
Jul 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
to elton john, first singing and then delivering a message of personal thanks. >>> rupert murdoch built a media empire on the power of selling a scandal but now it's his mighty news corporation that is under siege from london to washington. a prominent u.s. senator jay rockefeller wants to know if u.s. citizens fell victim to sleazy or illegal news gathering so he is calling for an investigation amid reports that victims of the 9/11 attacks are among the nearly 4,000 people who had their phones hacked. the outrage is crushing. over the past week, the media giant has lost nearly $7 billion in market value. and the political damage is mounting. today, britain's prime minister meets with the family of a murdered little girl after a murdoch newspaper allegedly hacked her cell phone to gain an edge on that story. actor hugh grant who is both a vocal critic of murdoch and a frequent target of him explains why all of us in the u.s. should even care. >> rupert murdoch does own an enormous amount of your media with fox news and the fox station and 20th century fox pictures and et cetera. and som
Jul 14, 2011 3:00am PDT
. they can't force rupert and james murdoch to appear but they can force rebecca brooks to appear. if she continues to refuse to respond, issue a summons to her, they receiptcally they could send their security apparatus of the house behind me down to actually force her, you know, arrest her effectively to come along. >> all right. dan rivers for us. thanks so much. we will continue to follow this, of course, every day, new development and more troubling development. >>> still to come this morning, high ask dry. first lost their paychecks and now there may not be any beer to help pass the time during the government shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hote
Jul 13, 2011 10:00am PDT
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Jul 11, 2011 6:00am PDT
over that. what the family wants is an apology from rupert murdoch. that's not happened. public opinion here is so far out ahead of the government. people are so outraged over that story as well as the overall situation with "news of the world" that the government is really jumping up here and needs to act. one of the things that they're considering is blocking this big deal, takeover bid by rupert murdoch of british sky here. people don't want to see that deal go through, kyra. >> we'll continue to follow that story. i have a feeling a lot more is going to break, it's just starting to unfold. zain, thanks. >>> trying to broker a deal. in less than two hours from now, he will turn to the public with a news conference. dei dan lothian joins us from the white house. >> reporter: medicare and social security they don't want touched by this deal and on the other side, republicans are saying no tax hikes at all. you're seeing the president using his bully pulpit, if you will, for the second time now in as many weeks, the president holding a press conference, a chance to try to get both sides
Jul 11, 2011 9:00am EDT
:00 am out west. british tabloid news of the world should down, owner rupert murdoch, the murder victim's family, says has not apologized. >>> urgent talks on how to slash spending head back to the table today. >>> we begin with more stunning allegations against british tabloid "news of the world." "the daily mirror" is reporting that staffers with the now defunct paper tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. owner rupertmurdoch arrived in london. zain verjee has all the details. >> british tabloid "the mirror" is quoting a former new york city cop that's making these allegations that "news of the world" journalists tried to hack into the mailboxes and voice mails of victims of 9/11. now, this former cop says he was contacted by "news of the world" journalists who said they would pay him to retrieve these phone records right the way through and to 9/11, calls to the relatives, to give them the ability to see exactly who the victims were talking to up until 9/11. this former new york city cop is now a private investigator and he is saying, according to "the daily mirror" report, t
Jul 11, 2011 5:30am EDT
attacks almost a decade ago. nbc's anabel reports on the demise. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london to oversee the crisis threatening his media empire in britain. on the road to his headquarters he enjoyed one last read of the newspaper he closed down last week. "thank you and good-bye" screamed the front page. it was britain's biggest selling paper with an unbeaten record for exposing corruption but the tables have turned and it is now being investigated following allegations of police bribery and widespread hacking of personal voice mails. few of the current staff were at the paper when these events are alleged to have taken place but all have lost their jobs. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this. and as i said to the staff this morning, you know, it's -- nobody wants it to be. >> reporter: mr. murdoch walked out of his london home with rebekah brooks, head of news corp.'s british newspaper. together they face a tempest of criticism and complaint which could jeopardize mr. murdoch's planned $19 billion takeover of britain's largest satellite broadcaster bskyb.
Jul 13, 2011 1:00am PDT
. >>> the british government looks to back calls from rupert murdoch to drop his bid for bskyb as phone hacking allegations surrounding his uk newspapers continue to chip away at the value of his entire media empire. >>> china's building boom shows no signs of slowing down much to the dismay of this man who calls this makeshift building his home. [ female announcer ] now you can apply sunblock to your kids' wet skin. new neutrogena® wet skin kids. ordinary sunblock drips and whitens. neutrogena® wet skin cuts through water. forms a broad spectrum barrier for full strength sun protection. wet skin. neutrogena®. [ding] announcer: clean kitchen surfaces, utensils, and hands with soapy water. one in 6 americans will get sick from food poisoning this year. keep your family safer. check your steps at >>> welcome back. live from rome and hong kong, you're watching "world business today" on cnn. >>> for media tycoon rupert murdoch, the sky may indeed be the limit. we're talking about british sky broadcasting. a downing street source tells c flfrnlthsn the british government will back
Jul 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
that rupert murdoch will be called to testify about news of the world phone hacking scandal. that news of the world phone hacking scandal that we've been reporting recently. reuters saying that. we'll continue to watch the details on that. we'll have the very latest at the half-hour. again, rupert murdoch being called to testify according to reuters. >>> a clinic run by congresswoman michele bachmann and her husband is coming under fire for claims they can pray away the gay. >>> plus it almost happened again. a baseball fan nearly falling from the stands while trying to catch a home run ball. >>> first, a look at how wall street is doing right now. up 20 points this after we saw them jutting over the last couple of days. we'll watch that as there are some concerns about contagion don't worry, lucky, these wheat thins crunch stix will save us. [ crunch ] uh-huh [ male announcer ] wheat thins crunch stix. try our new flavors. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more a
Jul 13, 2011 8:00am PDT
party leaders take a stand against rupert murdoch. now he is dropping plans to buy the country's biggest satellite tv company. >>> a bliserring heat wave moves south. 11 states are under heat advisories. now some crops are in danger. >>> plus, are men finding jobs faster in this economy than women? that's what a new study suggests. >>> and finally, casey anthony jury was split down the middle before selttling on a verdict. >> what convinced you and the five others to switch your votes to not guilty? >> i think everyone will tell you the same thing. rk faster anr so you can get back to playing "angry birds." it lets you access business forms on the go, fire off e-mails with the qwerty keypad, and work securely around the world so you can get back to playing "angry birds." it's the android-powered phone that mixes business with pleasure. so let's get our work done, america, so we can all get back to playing "angry birds." the motorola expert from sprint. trouble hearing on the phone? visit really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low
Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
of rupert murdoch's top deputies. elizabeth palmer is in london with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the police investigation is getting very serious now. one of the main lines of inquiry is going to determine or try and determine whether senior officers of murdoch's company knew of or were involved in unethical or especially illegal activity. mobbed by reporters in london, rupert murdoch plowed through, all smiles, to have dinners with his embattled ceo rebekah brooks. she'll be questioned by police later this week. there is a scramble inside murdoch's media empire to control toxic fallout from the "news of the world" hacking scandal which could start waves in the u.s. >> there are waves of could it have happened here? there are locks of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s., many stories, many of its celebrity stories are datelined here. >> reporter: the scandal broke last week with the case of milly dowler, a teenager murdered in 2002. her parents and thousands of others discovered that personal voice messages had been hacked by "news of the world" journal
Jul 11, 2011 10:00am PDT
the last issue on sunday, the scandal hitting rupert murdoch's newscorp. keeps wining. we'll explain. what's this option? that's new. personal pricing now on brakes. tell us what you want to pay. we do our best to make that work. deal! my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> former drug addicts and cancer patients paying tribute to a woman ahead of her time. first lady michelle obama will be among those honoring her legacy. memorial services are scheduled this week, one on thursday at the ford presidential museum in grand rapids, michigan but the first is being held tomorrow in palm desert, california. straight to sandra indoe who's there and joins us now. when you talk to people, do you get a sense betty ford touched their lives by simply being betty ford? >> absolutely. that's it. people who met betty ford say she was so real. she's real and outspoken. for a lot of the residents, she and joe ford were long-time parishioners at the church behind me. that's where the first of two memorials will be held tomorrow. a lot of the residents say remember her for her vivacious character and here's wh
Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
allowing hackermyer violated policies. but there was no criminal intent. >>> rupert murdoch has dropped his takeover bid. tina kraus reports for wjz from london. >> it's a stunning defeat for rupert murdoch's media empire. newscorps is withdrawing its $14 billion bid for the lucratifer british satellite company, be sky be. >> reporter: the pullout comes just hours after britain's phone hacking scandal hit the houses of parl parliament. >> what has happened at this company is disgraceful. it has to be addressed. and they need to stop thinking about mergers until they sort out the mess they've created. >> they have warned murdoch to back out. but newscorps folded first, saying it was too difficult to progress in the current climate. murdoch is facing charges that his paper, news of the world, hacked into phones. the study has also brought scandal to the prime minister. hiring andycologiston as his communications chief. police arrested colson last week, accusing him of lying about the hacking. >> what the public wants us to do is address this firestorm. they want us to sort out bad practices a
Jul 11, 2011 3:00am PDT
staffers tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. rupert murdoch arrived in london meeting with the chief executive of his newspaper division, rebekah brooks, headed up "news of the world" and murdoch is publicly backing her, insisting she didn't know what was happening. the final edition of the paper was published yesterday. 5 million copies were printed, that's nearly twice the usual run. the paper also issued a full page apology. dan rivers is live in london this morning with more on this. a lot of people wanted to get their hands on that final edition. >> yeah. it's ironic, isn't it? a paper that has been the subject of such revulsion here, and public outcry, when they announced they were putting out that final edition they had to double the print run, such was the demand. i suppose many think of it going to be a piece of history, really. it's been going for 168 years. it is an institution here. now news perhaps victims of 9/11 could also have been targeted by the illegal practices of the "news of the world," hacking into their phones. this has not been confirmed by cnn
Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. the allegations go far beyond the news of the world to other newspapers owned by rupert murdoch, a former prime minister gordon brown says the sunday times gained access to his young son's confidential medical records and revealed that the void was suffering from cystic fibrosis even before his parents were given a confirmed diagnosis. brown's successor tony blair had this reaction. >> i think what has shocked the british people is the absence of basic standards in the way that things are done. it >> 3/4 employees of news of the world were arrested on friday. a former editor is expected to be questioned by police about messages deleted from a murdered teenagers >> the mother and sister of the murdered teenager are still waiting to hear from the newspaper. >> there has not been an apology. >> and murdoch arrived in london on sunday and a brooks, was now the ceo of us international is his priority, this will billion dollar bid is now in jeopardy. the legal aftershocks are reaching this country. james murdoch could face prosecution under american locked for violating the foreign corrupt practices
Jul 7, 2011 6:00pm PDT
by journalists about the case in the u.s. thursday, rupert murdoch refused to answer any questions. a public inquiry in britain will examine the allegations. prominent targets expect there to be more revelations. that what we will find out in the next weeks and months it was not just "the news of the world." i almost feel sorry for them because they're taking the rap for the malpractices of the entire industry. >> "the news of the world close " whatever they uncover will not be reporting on it. >> i spoke with our correspondent and asked what prompted news international to take this step of shutting down the paper. >> it seems the chairman of news international is planned a long game. he has thrown up his hands in the middle of the storm admitted to wrongdoing. he said he had directed the past practices of "news of the world" and did not live up to the high standards of his journalism. those who are more cynical may say this is a smart commercial decision, because the decision about b sky b is coming up. also, murdoch has other interests at news outlets in the u.k. major advertisers had pull
Jul 11, 2011 4:00am PDT
corp's rupert murdoch flew to london sunday to personally deal with the phone hacking scandal that threatens to hobble his media empire. this, as new allegations have surfaced that journalists from murdoch's now infamous "news of the world" newspaper may have also tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. england's "daily mail" reports a former new york city cop now working as a private investigator claims "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for victims' phone numbers and details of the calls they made and received in the days leading up to the 9/11 attacks. despite murdoch shutting down the 168-year-old paper in an effort to extinguish the scandal, it is now seen as threatening a multibillion dollar pay tv deal. >>> in russia, 13 people are dead and more than 100 are missing after an overloaded ferry boat sank on the volga river sunday. russian authorities said 208 people were reported to be on board the ageing boat that had a maximum capacity of 120. the crew was only able to deploy one lifeboat before the cruiser went down. dozens of children are believed to be
Jul 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
this morning. news corporation owned by rupert murdoch announced it is dropping a bid to buy a broadcasting company after growing opposition from lawmakers. in the meantime, today, prime minister david cameron vowed to investigate whether phone hackers targeted 9/11 victims. >>> thousands turn out in afghanistan for the funeral of ahmed wali karzai. the president went openly during that burial. climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body at one point. karzai was mureded yesterday by a trusted family guard. on the way to the the funeral two roadside bombs was the target but no one hurt. >>> a second memorial service tonight in michigan for betty ford who died friday at 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, california. among those attending first ladies rosalynn carter and michelle obama and nancy reagan and former president george w. bush was also there. >>> the national league in the all-star game won for the second year in a row. the brewers prince fielder got mf honomvp honors for this home. 14 minutes past the hour. now here is chris. >> the game has
Jul 12, 2011 3:00am PDT
. >> "american morning" continues right now. >>> i'm kiran chetry. rupert murdoch's media empire under fire. his reporters how accused of illegally invading the privacy of britain's former prime minister as this hacking scandal widens. we're live from london ahead. >> i'm ali velshi. much of the country literally feeling the heat and relief from the summer scotcher may be days away on this "american morning." >>> and good morning to you. thanks so much for being with us on this "american morning." it's tuesday, july 12th. christine has the morning off. >> we've got a lot of news this morning, including some breaking news out of afghanistan. >> that's right. we begin there where afghan president hamid karzai's half brother was found shot to death at his home. ahmed wali karzai was the provenÇal council chief of kandahar. he suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest according to hospital officials. a spokesman for kandahar's government said a guard killed karzai. the taliban says -- >> we've seen the worst so far. excessive heat warnings and advisories posted in 23 states. the heat in many ar
Jul 15, 2011 6:00am PDT
with the resignation of a key executive in the rupert murdoch media empire. rebekah brooks is out. many people were outraged when brooks kept her job after the newspaper was shut down for scandalous reporting tactics. and as brooks steps down, the investigations ramp up. the fbi now investigating the murdoch empire right here in the united states. lawmakers demanding the probe amid reports that murdoch's journalists hacked the cell phones of 9/11 victims and their families. susan candiotti in new york with the details now. susan? >> reporter: hi, kyra. good morning to you. yes, this investigation is now 24 hours old. as fbi tries to figure out how they are going to approach this. all of it started, kyra, with a report in a british tabloid that a private investigator here in new york, that there was an attempt to hire him to hack into phone records of 9/11 victims and families, as well as reach out into the voice mails of 9/11 victims and families. the fbi, that appears to be the starting point and see if there is any truth in that. people on thrill and 9/11 families have been pushing for this. the
Jul 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
to be a former editor of the "news of the world." as pressure grows on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. we will the latest on that in a bit. every day, a new development. >> that is right. >> looks like that thing is a thing of the past. we will get to that coming up. >>> first with time running out to increase the debt limit, tensions running high in the ongoing negotiations at the white house. according to republicans, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes joins us from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it appears patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead, and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting. but tensions flared after house majority leader eric cantor, a republican from virginia, repeatedly proposed a series of short-term ext
Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
scandal in britain. rupert murdoch is being pressured to appear before lawmakers in london and washington. dana lewis is in london good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're hearing a ninth person has been arrested in the phone hacking scandal, the former executive editor of the "news of the world," but the late breaking news here this morning is the british government committee has just issued a summons for rupert and james murdoch to appear before them to answer questions about what they knew in the phone hacking scandal but legally there is a serious question over whether they can be compelled to appear. damage control in high gear rupert murdoch and son james in london trying to find a way to put out the fire. news corp shut out "nut of the world" withdrawn the bid for bskyb television but the scandal won't go away. politicians aimed to get murdoch and rebekah brooks to appear before parliamentary committee which recently grilled senior police officials over the "news of the world" phone hacking controversy. david cameron told parliament "if
Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
arrest, a man said to be former editor of "news of the world" as pressure groiz on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. new development every day. television deal with bsky b looks like it's -- >> out. >> -- a thing of the past. >>> with time going out, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting according to republicans. nancy cordes joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. it appears that patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting but tensions flaired after house majority leader eric cantor, republican from virginia, repeatedly proposed a series of short term extensions of the debt limit if a larger deal proved unattainable. "i said i was willing to come off my insistence that there was one vote," cantor told reporters afte
Jul 11, 2011 7:00am PDT
the same to some of rupert murdoch's top deputies. in left knee done this morning with more is elizabeth palmer. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. one of the main lines of inquiry is going to try to determine whether senior officers of murd murdoch's company knew of or were involved in unethical or especially illegal activity. mobbed by reporters in london, rupert murdoch battled through reporters to have lunch with rebecca brooks. there is a scramble inside the media empire to control toxic fallout from "the news of the world" hacking scandal, which could start making waves in the u.s. >> there's also the issue of did it happen here? "the news of the world" has lots and lots of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s. many of its stories, particularly many of its celebrity stories are datelined here. >> reporter: the scandal broke last week with the case of millie dauer. her parents and others discovered that personal voice messages had been hack ed by nes of the journalists hunting for stories. in 2007, a secret internal investigation at murdoch's uk company -- the
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, one of rupert murdoch's most successful papers in the world shuts down. you can call it the end of "the world." after a huge scandal. can he do enough to keep this embarrassing situation from causing damage to the rest of his media empire? you see some of the examples, the "wall street journal," "new york post," fox news, harper collins, 20th century fox. all these part of the rupert murdoch media empire and could be threatened by the news of the end of "the world." >> it's horrifying what some of the people who worked at this paper were doing. you can understand why the whole thing has been shelved. >> indefensible. >> truly, truly indefensible. >>> coming up later this half hour as well, it was mission impossible for team usa's female soccer team. they were moments away from defeat to the brazilian team when they surprised the world. it is our favorite story of the day. many people considered brazil to just to be knock 'em dead. >> this was an unbelievable game. unbelievable. >> here we go here goes daniel. hold him back. >> i can't overstate how exciting th
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place this weekend. the bbc is now also reporting that the trusted rupert murdoch exec will testify in front of a parliamentary committee examining the case. interesting, given a lot of members of parliament are suspected of being involved in this too. nbc news's stephanie gosk now breaks things down from london. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> stephenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the departme
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